Isothiazolinones

NASTY, not used in ecostore products

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High Health hazard. Isothiazolinones such as MIT, MCIT and BIT are known skin sensitizers and can cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis.

Isothiazolinones are synthetic preservatives used in a range of products including cleaning, laundry and personal care. They are known as sensitizersiv, which have been shown to cause allergic contact dermatitisv, which is why the European Parliament and the Council on cosmetic products has proposed to restrict isothiazolinones use to rinse off productsvi ( i.e. products such as body and hand washes, and not leave-on products such as moisturisers.)

 

REFERENCES:

iv) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety SCCS OPINION ON Benzisothiazolinone

v) Factsheet on uses and hazards of chemical ingredients of sanitized

vi) Public consultation on Methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinonepreparations

INCI Name Isothiazolinones
EWG Rating 3 - 5
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